Fehily Looking To Get Back In The Saddle Immediately

Leading jockey in Britain Noel Fehily is looking to get back riding as soon as possible after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.

The Irishman could be back as soon as this weekend, which is remarkable bearing in mind the operation he has underwent.

Fehily had his appendix removed through keyhole surgery earlier this month and was not expected to return until the start of February, but the top jockey will have a better idea over the next couple of days if he will be able to ride a some point before next month or even before the end of the week.

(Credit At The Races) The jockey said: “I’m feeling good and getting there.

“I’m looking into riding out and if all goes well I might possibly be back at the weekend or next week.

“It depends how I get on in the next couple of days.”

The national hunt jockey has not been seen riding since January 11th at Huntingdon and has had to give up rides on some really good horses.

He missed the Lanzarote hurdle at Kempton the following day after complaining of stomach pains he was then rushed to hospital and underwent surgery in what was a quick turnaround for the rider.

He will want to back firing with winners leading into the Cheltenham Festival where he went on to land some nice winners, the best being the Grade 1 Supreme Novices Hurdle on board the Tom George trained Summerville Boy.